Nile Shadows

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On a clear night in 1942 a hand grenade exploded in a Cairo slum, killing one man instantly. That man is Stern, an obscure gunrunner and morphine addict whose death should be of no significance during the darkest days of the century. In the Western Desert the Germans are advancing from victory to victory, and Rommel`s powerful Afrika Corps is threatening to overrun Egypt and seize control of the Middle East. Yet Allied Intelligence takes a very special interest in Stern and in the enigma of his death, which may decide the outcome of the entire war. More and more lies hidden in the question: which side did he serve? The search for the truth about Stern leads his friend, Joe O`Sullivan Beare, through the slums of Old Cairo to a decaying former brothel called the Hotel Babylon. There in the basement sits Bletchley, a spy with a shattered face who boils tea on a hot plate. At the front desk, Ahmad, an aging failure of a poet, mulls over the society pages of thirty years ago while guarding a secret closet. And with the help of a sad clown and illusionist named Liffy, the mysterious code of Stern`s life is finally deciphered as Joe journeys into the past to uncover the shadowy network of a lost world: the black archaeologist Menelik, who lived in a cork-lined sarcophagus; the immensely wealthy Crazy Cohen, patriarch of the famous Cairo Cohens; the ancient twin sisters Big Belle and Little Alice, who reminisce by candlelight in a fabled houseboat on the Nile.

Nile Shadows is storytelling in the grand manner, a novel about good and evil and their strange disguises, about love and the mysteries of time and the tragedy of war, a rich and magical odyssey spanning more than a century.

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Edward Whittemore May 26, 1933 - August 3, 1995 The future American novelist Edward Whitmore was born on May 26, 1933 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The family was the youngest child among five children. After graduating from Deering High School in Portland, Maine in June 1951, Edward entered Yale University, where he studied history. During his studies he worked for a local newspaper. After graduation, he served in the Marine Corps, rose to the rank of officer, and in 1958, in Japan, was recruited by the CIA. For nearly 10 years working undercover as a reporter for The Japan Times, Whitmore traveled to many countries in Europe, Crete, Jerusalem, the Far and Middle East. After leaving the service, he returned to the United States. For some time he worked in the administration of the mayor of New York, John Lindsay. In 1974, Whitmore`s first novel, Queen`s Shanghai Circus, was published, which critics immediately began to compare with the books of Thomas Pynchon. For fifteen years he lived in Jerusalem, where he created his most famous works, his magnum opus - four novels of the Jerusalem Quartet, which were enthusiastically received by critics. Whitmore was named "America`s Best Unknown Novelist" by Publishers Weekly. After the release of the last novel of the tetralogy, Whitmore returned to live in the United States, settling in Vermont. The writer died on August 3, 1995 of prostate cancer, leaving his last novel, Sister Sally and Billy the Kid, unfinished. For more than ten years his books have not been published, but recently the publishing house Old Earth Books began to reprint all of his works.  Science fiction laboratory , official site , Thomas S.

Wallace “Our Best Unknown Writer - Edward Whitmore .  Bibliography 1974- Quin`s Shanghai Circus - Quin`s Shanghai Circus The Jerusalem Quartet - Jerusalem Quartet 1977 - Sinai Tapestry - Sinai Tapestry 1978 - Jerusalem Poker - Jerusalem Poker 1983 - Nile Shadows 1987- Jericho Mosaic

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Edward Whittemore May 26, 1933 - August 3, 1995 The future American novelist Edward Whitmore was born on May 26, 1933 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The family was the youngest child among five children. After graduating from Deering High School in Portland, Maine in June 1951, Edward entered Yale University, where he studied history. During his studies he worked for a local newspaper. After graduation, he served in the Marine Corps, rose to the rank of officer, and in 1958, in Japan, was recruited by the CIA. For nearly 10 years working undercover as a reporter for The Japan Times, Whitmore traveled to many countries in Europe, Crete, Jerusalem, the Far and Middle East. After leaving the service, he returned to the United States. For some time he worked in the administration of the mayor of New York, John Lindsay. In 1974, Whitmore`s first novel, Queen`s Shanghai Circus, was published, which critics immediately began to compare with the books of Thomas Pynchon. For fifteen years he lived in Jerusalem, where he created his most famous works, his magnum opus - four novels of the Jerusalem Quartet, which were enthusiastically received by critics. Whitmore was named "America`s Best Unknown Novelist" by Publishers Weekly. After the release of the last novel of the tetralogy, Whitmore returned to live in the United States, settling in Vermont. The writer died on August 3, 1995 of prostate cancer, leaving his last novel, Sister Sally and Billy the Kid, unfinished. For more than ten years his books have not been published, but recently the publishing house Old Earth Books began to reprint all of his works.  Science fiction laboratory , official site , Thomas S. Wallace “Our Best Unknown Writer - Edward Whitmore .  Bibliography 1974- Quin`s Shanghai Circus - Quin`s Shanghai Circus The Jerusalem Quartet - Jerusalem Quartet 1977 - Sinai Tapestry - Sinai Tapestry 1978 - Jerusalem Poker - Jerusalem Poker 1983 - Nile Shadows 1987- Jericho Mosaic